Use Seed Before Making Donor or Surrogate Decisions


Seed provides advanced information on sperm health to help you make the fertility treatment decisions that are best for you.

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Seed Finds Epigenetic Abnormalities in Sperm DNA


Seed helps you make informed decisions by uncovering epigenetic problems with sperm function and embryo development, which are not detected by a semen analysis.

Get all the facts about sperm health first, before making expensive donor decisions.

 
 

Give Yourself the Best Chance for Success


Deciding to use a donor, surrogate, or gestational carrier is a significant decision, emotionally and financially.

The average cost of a IVF cycle using a donor is $35,0001, 40% greater than a standard IVF cycle. You don’t want to miss problems in sperm DNA which could lead to an unsuccessful pregnancy.

 

Patient Testimonial

“Compared to all the female tests, [Seed] is so much easier to use and costs so much less. If this would have been available when we began treatment years ago, it would have saved us a lot of money.”

– Hazel and Vimal Thilak, Seed patients and new parents.

Seed Versus The Semen Analysis


Even if a semen analysis is normal, there may be epigenetic abnormalities in your sperm DNA.

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Use Seed If:



Considering Egg or Sperm Donor
You are considering using an egg or sperm donor but want more information to help make your decision.


Considering Surrogacy
You are planning a surrogacy cycle and want to ensure the best chance for success.

 

Seed Case Study


The example below is based on real Seed patient experiences.

2017-09-01
A couple starts trying to conceive.
2017-09-02
Year 1

They go to see a fertility specialist. The standard semen analysis and the standard female work-up appear normal. $500

2017-09-03
Year 2

They decide to try IVF. $20,000

2017-09-04
Year 2

Second failed IVF attempt. $10,000

2017-09-05
Year 3

The couple gets pregnant with a donor egg, but experiences early pregnancy loss. $25,000

2017-09-06
Year 3

The couple decides to use a surrogate. $50,000

2017-09-07
Only after the surrogate fails does the couple realize they need to look closer at the male side.
2017-09-08
Year 4

Seed uncovers significant problems with genes related to embryo development in the male’s sperm DNA. $495

2017-09-09
Year 5

The couple uses donor sperm with IUI and has a successful pregnancy. $2000

Average costs based on:

Fertil Steril. 2011 Mar 1;95(3):915-21. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.11.026. Epub 2010 Dec 4.
Costs of infertility treatment: results from an 18-month prospective cohort study.

 

Better Information for Better Results

1 Fertil Steril. 2011 Mar 1;95(3):915-21. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.11.026. Epub 2010 Dec 4.
Costs of infertility treatment: results from an 18-month prospective cohort study.